Schenectady High School’s outdoor athletic complex is getting a facelift, which will include new turf on Larry Mulvaney Field and a resurfacing of the track that surrounds it.
Funds have also been earmarked for a new scoreboard to replace the one located at the end of the field closest to the high school.
“I’ve been looking at designs,” Schenectady athletic director Steve Boynton said. “It will look good when it is all done.”
Turf was first installed on Larry Mulvaney Field prior to the 2009-10 school year when Shenendehowa and Stillwater also made alterations to their facilities.
“The field turf has a 10-year life expectancy,” Boynton said. “The new turf we are looking at will stay for 15 to 20 years.”
Some details of the renovation project are still being formulated.
“We received quotes on the turf field and track and are currently working with vendors to get both replaced,” Schenectady schools communication director Karen Corona wrote in an email to The Daily Gazette. “We are currently collecting quotes for the scoreboard.”
While some interior work was done on the scoreboard several years ago, the exterior has remained the same since the Linton and Mont Pleasant merger.
“We are looking to update the scoreboard,” Boynton said.
“The project cost for the turf replacement, repairs to the track, minor electrical upgrades and the new scoreboard is approximately $750,000,” Corona wrote in a second email to The Daily Gazette.
Work was originally scheduled to begin June 10, but the start date was pushed to June 26 so the field would be available if graduation ceremonies are held there.
“It should take about a month,” Boynton said of the project. “In and out before football and soccer gets started. That is the plan.”